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Could anyone please answer the following .I use a suncomic joystick/throttle combo in win XP / FS2002. As this company is out of business, I have set the driver as a 4 axis with POV switch and all works ok.I have been looking at making rudder pedals and I want to make sure I understand how to connect them.According to what I read on the net, I would connect the pot (100K) between pin 9 and pin 11 on the DB15 plugIf I do this..1) will this work with any Joystick , specifically the suncomic combo I use?2) Do I have to do anything in the Joystick configuration to let the sim/or PC know that there are now rudder pedals connected or will it automatically see that because I have connected between those 2 pins?Thanks in advance for any adviceNorm

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Norm,In principle this will work with ANY joystick that doesn't use the 4rth axis (i.e. has pin 11 not connected yet).But, if the joystick has a specific (non-default Windows) driver, the driver has to support the "rudder/pedals" axis.I.o.w. When installing the driver, it must have an option like "rudder/pedals enabled" like all the default WIndows controller driver have.If you don't set this option, Windows (and therefore FS2K2) will not see the 4rth axis.Rob

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Thanks RobThe joystick combo I use now has dual throttles which I split and use one of the axis as throttle and the other as elevator trimDoes this mean that as I am now using all 4 axis that I would not be able to connect the home made rudder pedals to the pins ( 9 and 11)which are supposed to be for the rudder?BTW, there is not an XP driver for this combo, so I had to assign it as a custom driver with 4 axis.Thanks again for your help.Norm

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Norm,Yes, since a controller only has 4 axis, you have to find another solution.The best way is to buy a socalled Gameport-to-USB convertor, which gives you another 4 axis via a USB connection.Example brands: Radioshack, or SItecom.Costs about 15 US$.Rob

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Thanks again RobSo if I understand you correctly, you would have 4 axis available viathe db15 plug and another 4 via the USB or is that not correct?How would you configure that?Thanks againNorm

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